1st Edition

Applied Second Law Analysis of Heat Engine Cycles

By S. Can Gülen Copyright 2023
    296 Pages 84 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Applied Second Law Analysis of Heat Engine Cycles offers a concise, practical approach to one of the two building blocks of classical thermodynamics and demonstrates how it can be a powerful tool in the analysis of heat engine cycles.

    Including real system models with the industry-standard heat balance simulation software, the Thermoflow Suite (GTPRO/MASTER, PEACE, THERMOFLEX) and Excel VBA, the book discusses both the performance and the cost. It also features both calculated and actual examples for gas turbines, steam turbines, and simple and combined cycles from major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). In addition, novel cycles proposed by researchers and independent technology developers will also be critically examined.

    This book will be a valuable reference for practicing engineers, enabling the reader to approach the most difficult thermal design and analysis problems in a logical manner.

    1. Introduction.  SECTION I Laying Down the Law  2. Laws of Thermodynamics. 3. Second Law - Macroscopic Perspective. 4. Second Law - Microscopic Perspective. SECTION II Obeying the Law  5. Second Law in Practice. 6. Waste Heat Recovery. 7. Heat Rejection. 8. Cogeneration. 9. Technology Factor. 10. Internal Combustion Engines. 11. External Combustion Engines. 12. Gas Turbine Combined Cycle. 13. Peripheral Systems. 14. Supplementary Material. 


    Dr. Gülen (PhD 1992, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York), PE, ASME Fellow, Bechtel Fellow, has more than 25 years of mechanical engineering experience covering a wide spectrum of technology, system, and software design; development (GTPRO/MASTER, THERMOFLEX); performance and cost assessment; and analysis, primarily in the field of steam and gas turbine combined cycle (109FB-SS, IGCC 207FB, H-System) process and power plant turbomachinery and thermodynamics (in Thermoflow Inc., General Electric, and Bechtel). Dr. Gülen authored/co-authored three books, two book chapters, numerous internal/external archival papers, and articles (50-plus), design practices, technical assessment reports, and US patents (25-plus) on gas/steam turbine power plant performance, cost, optimization, data reconciliation, analysis, and modelling.

    "This book is an outstanding synthesis of fundamental thermodynamics and the behavior of real world heat engines.  An outstanding addition for both students and seasoned practitioners." - Timothy C. LieuwenGeorgia Institute of Technology